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Archive for February, 2014

SPTRS Director Appointed to Veteran’s Administration CINDRR Steering Committee
February 24, 2014

Dr. William Quillen, USF Health SPTRS Director has been appointed to the Veteran’s Administration newly created Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CINDRR) which held their annual Steering Committee meeting in Tampa on February 21, 2014. Dr. Quillen joins 2 other appointees, noted researchers Alan Jette, PT, PhD Director of the Health & Disability […]

Dr. Dolly Swisher elected to review panel for national PT accreditation commission
February 21, 2014

Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher PT, PhD, professor and Coordinator of Professional Education for the SPTRS, was recently elected to the Central Panel of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE grants accreditation to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education […]

SPTRS Director to Lecture at Florida PT/PTA Student Conclave
February 17, 2014

Dr. William S. Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM Associate Dean, Professor, & Director University of South Florida USF Health Morsani College of Medicine School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences will address students at the 2014 Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Student Conclave on Saturday, February 22 in Orlando. His presentation will focus on the research […]

SPTRS Represented at USF Day in Tallahassee
February 17, 2014

Every year, a select group of students travel to Tallahassee to lobby on behalf of the university for USF Day at the Capitol. This year’s students had the opportunity to meet with Governor Rick Scott as well as legislators to discuss USF’s legislative agenda. Ayla Olk-Zost, DPT Class of 2014 and Kelley Kinsella, DPT Class of […]

Congratulations to DPT Class of 2017
February 13, 2014

Applications for admissions to the USF Health School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences DPT Class of 2017 closed on November 15, 2013. Over 1250 applications were received during this year’s admissions cycle. All complete applications on file with PTCAS by the November 15th deadline were reviewed by the SPTRS Student Selection Committee. Forty-eight (48) students, including an initial ten (10) students from the University of West Florida, were selected as members of the DPT Class of 2017 class and were notified with Letters of Offer mailed on February 1, […]

DPT Students Attend Conference on Student-Run Free Clinics
February 11, 2014

Jillian Donohue and Zazu Garate, 2nd year DPT students in the Class of 2015, recently attended a Student-Run Free Clinic Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee on February 1, 2014. Hosted by the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics, the conference invited students from all aspects of healthcare (Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Social Work) who […]

SPTRS Faculty Published in Technology & Innovation Journal
February 7, 2014

A manuscript by SPTRS faculty Jeannie B. Stephenson, PT, MS, NCS appears in the January 2014 issue of Technology and Innovation, a journal with a multidisciplinary audience that encompasses an entire field of applied sciences with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation. The article, titled “Locomotor training on a treadmill compared with PNF training […]

SPTRS Faculty Guest Edits Special Issue of Technology and Innovation
February 7, 2014

Dr. Jason Highsmith guest edited and published in a special Open Access issue of Technology and Innovation on Prosthetic and Orthotic Technologies. Articles of this special issue include clinical trial outcomes of the Genium Microprocessor Knee System for transfemoral amputees, extreme athletics, and others. Thirteen papers were accepted for the issue, including those authored by SPTRS […]

DPT Class of 2013 Achieves 100% Overall Pass Rate on the NPTE
February 5, 2014

Twenty nine graduates of the DPT 2013 class achieved a 100% Overall Pass Rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) administers the exam that every graduate of a physical therapy education program must pass to become a licensed practicing physical therapist in the USA. Congratulations to […]

USF Health SPTRS Student Volunteers Spend an Evening at the Track
February 4, 2014

As participants in the USF Health Service Corps, 31 DPT students participated in the CATCH Fair with Catholic Mobile Charities at Tampa Bay Downs Race Track on January 31. “Committed Action to Community Health (CATCH) gives DPT students a wonderful opportunity to practice some “hands-on” skills and provide health prevention information to a most appreciative group […]